Welcome to Year 1.

Welcome to Year 1 

Our Learning

Our Year 1 topic this term is 'Food, Glorious Food!' It will include in science looking at animals and humans, the senses and healthy eating. In computing, alongside developing general computer skills, we shall practise logging on to different programmes on the school system. In R.E we shall be exploring what it means to belong, including belonging to different organisations and faiths. We shall also be finding out about religious stories and how food is used in celebrations. Throughout the year we shall focus on our Year 1 Christian value KINDNESS, As a school we shall be exploring the same PSHCE themes, including new beginnings and thinking about our principles; Be kind, Be safe, Be your best. In art we will make patterns with food and focus on print making. We will be finding out about the artist Arcimboldo, and exploring illustrations from books like “Handa’s Surprise” and “Oliver’s vegetables”. In DT we will design and make smoothies. We will focus on athletics, games and dance in P.E.


Our topic will provide lots of opportunities for writing. We will work on speaking and listening, and move onto writing clear sentences. We will concentrate on using capital letters and full stops correctly, remembering finger spaces and correct letter formation and orientation. We will try to use our growing knowledge of phonics to spell and start to learn the spellings of common tricky words. Our phonics work will include consolidating and building on the sounds we have already learnt and moving onto the final Phase 5 phonemes.


In Maths we will continue to work regularly on our Passport targets to secure basic facts and skills. We will also work on counting, patterns, addition and subtraction basing our daily lessons on the Numicon scheme. In our areas we will work on coin recognition and shape and measures. Problem solving will continue to be an important part of our maths, when children are encouraged to apply their knowledge and skills and to persevere when they are stuck.


Trips and Visitors                                                                                                                 We are hoping to arrange a trip to a local supermarket to investigate different types of foods. We also hope to have a cook come and demonstrate to us healthy cooking.

Our Homework


At Shire Oak, we encourage creative, project-based homework to allow children to explore wider aspects of a topic and follow their own interests and ideas. 

Homework Leaflet Autumn 1st half 2019

SOSO - Switched On Shire Oak
At Shire Oak we believe having confidence and a positive attitude to learning is crucial to a pupil's success in school.
During SOSO fortnight we worked together to create a class poster that shows the steps we can take to help us with our learning.
Click here to see our poster in full.

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Shire Oak CE Primary School

Wood Lane, Headingley, LS6 2DT

Shire Oak is a safe and inclusive school and we expect all adults who work with, visit or meet our children to uphold the highest standards of safeguarding and regard for the welfare of children.